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Sept. 12, 2022, 9:49 a.m. -  Tim Coleman

1\. No doubt the new Strive is in general a longer bike per size than most other companies. However I think the Strive rides smaller than it's reach number due to the slack head angle and short stack. Reach is a misleading metric for quantifying fit of a bike. I found the Strive cockpit quite compact with the steep seat tube angle, and the 20 mm of stem spacers I had to run. Your point about being able to sit on a direct to consumer bike is valid, and makes it tough to decide on a size before purchase.  2\. Another great point. The customs on a complete bike are 13%, where as parts for a bike would be 0%. Canyon having a location to ship "parts" to, and then assembling the bikes would reduce the cost to Canadian consumers by 13%! I assume the price would go up a little to pay for the additional labour and location, but one would think would be easily offset by the savings on customs.

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